Client Testimonials



Donna Maxwell, Broker Associate Cutting Edge Investments and Realty

Dear Mr. Popham,
In my 37 years as a Realtor in South Florida, I have had the opportunity to work with many, many agents, but my recent experience with your Luis Alvarez was one of the best.
I placed a new listing in the MLS and immediately, Luis showed the property, and quickly brought a very good offer.  Within two days the contract was fully executed.  The transaction went well, until I became seriously ill and ended up in the hospital for a week.  Also, coming home, I was still ill and unable to work at all.  During this time, Luis took over the entire transaction and complete what needed to be done.  He was able to negotiate many last minute inspections problems, so that all parties were content with the results, kept the seller and buyers informed as to every aspect of the transaction, completed the final walk-through, and when the property closed, both the buyer and seller sent blessings to each other.
I am most appreciative to Luis for all of the extra work he did to bring this transaction to a successful closing.  He also continued to phone me, to keep up on my health progress, and even sent me the gift of flowers.  He is a real gentleman and a valuable agent to your firm.
Again, thank you Luis, I do hope we work together again someday.
Donna Maxwell, Broker Associate
Cutting Edge Investments and Realty

Humberto Aleman – President of Aerospace Parts Company

Luis, was introduce to me from a close friend, I had never met him before. From the first day we spoke he was pleasant, asked the right questions, and was never pushy or annoying in anyway. He gave me the impression of an honest guy whom enjoyed his work and looks forward to assisting us the client in finding that the we all value so much, our home.
Luis was very patient we looked for over six month, he never gave up on me, again always pleasant and a true professional. End result, I was able to find a home which am very happy with and made a friend in the process.
I will highly recommend Luis to my family and friends in my view he learned my requirements and did not wasted time, he screened the available inventory and only sent me those that would fit my criteria. This eliminated loss of time and effort.
Luis on behalf of my family and I thank you for all your help and support. We love our house!!!!

Dr. Folu Ayoade / University of Miami Infectious Disease

Mr. Luis Alvarez did an excellent job in searching for the property after understanding my home buying needs. He also served as a good liaison and provided needed guidance along the way until closing. I will recommend him to any future home buyer. We love our new home in Pembroke Pines, FL !

Martha J. Chaves / Retired Miami-Dade Librarian

Luis Alvarez was a pleasure to work with. His professionalism was outstanding. From the moment I signed the contract he was in daily contact with me. Due to his diligence in advertising and opening the house to show realtors and prospective buyers, the house was sold within a month. I would hire Luis again without hesitation and will recommend him to anyone I know who might need a realtor.

Chris Valido / Engineer & Yudy Valido / Nurse P.A.

We were fortunate enough to have met Luis by chance. Having been through four moves in the past five years and coming across a couple dozen realtors; Luis was second to none. From the initial contact, he was professional, attentive, patient, and willing to help.

Luis is passionate about Real Estate and it was transparent from day one. He quickly became like family to us with the manner we were treated from beginning to end, and beyond.

Anna E. Perez / Financial Officer Teva Pharmaceuticals

Luis is the best in the industry!

Luis went above and beyond any of my expectations. Not only getting to know me - end to end- provided that I fall in love with the first home Luis showed me. It was perfect!  The overall experience was phenomenal

Kamran / Pharmacist at Baptist Hospital & Nilo Nazari / Pathologist at South Miami Hospital

Our relationship with Luis started 4 years ago during which we rented a condo, bought a condo, sold a condo and subsequently and finally bought a house all with his council and help. Through it all he had our best interest at heart and had our complete trust. He knows the South Florida market really well and his assessment have always been accurate.

A great guy with a ton of friends in different professions; mortgage broker, contractors , roofer even landscapers. You name it he has it. So even after the deal goes through he will be there for you trying to help you out in any way he can. A true gentleman and friend. God bless him.

Wayne Davidson / VP Manufacturing

Luis Alvarez is the best realtor I have ever used in all my experience of selling homes. He totally removes the many difficulties often seen with inexperienced or overloaded realtors.
Selling my home with Luis was very easy and seamless. I only wish we could take him to Wisconsin with us to help purchase our next one!  You will not regret choosing Luis to handle all your real estate affairs. 

Fernando Pomares

It is my true pleasure to have someone such as Luis Alvarez act as my real estate agent. From the onset of contract negotiations through consummation of the closing of every transaction, Luis handles every aspect of the process with the utmost professionalism. In fact, he goes beyond the call of duty by adding a distinct personal touch to his marketing techniques, which truly makes a significant difference in whether a sale occurs or fails.  Consequently, those relentless efforts on his part make deals close. Whether you want to sell or buy (residential or commercial real estate), your opportunity for success will inevitably be enhanced if you engage Luis to assist you in such an endeavor. 

Cristina Espinosa / CPA & Manny Vigil  CEO

Luis & Ana Alvarez were able to sell my father's long-time Coral Gables home which had sat unoccupied and contracted mold for a very fair price. This was a very difficult sale which he never gave up on and consequently my life partner asked that he sell a one acre rental property he owned in South Miami. As a courtesy to our long-term tenant we stipulated that we would give Luis the contract as long as he would agree to clear all showing before hand with the tenant and not hold open houses.In less than one week we had a very good offer on the table but Luis was committed to insure we received top dollar for this property and did not push for a fast sale but opted recommending  to wait for the sale he was convinced would be the highest we would be able to get for this property. Luis professinally presented all offers but never wavered from this resolved.Within a short couple of months he succeeded in successfully closing an all cash deal and personally oversaw that everything was handled properly and efficiently for us, our tenant and the new buyer. Luis remained personally involved long after his commission was earned. We have him currently searching for a commercial property for our business not only does he know the real estate market well but he also knows how to search for the right fit for you. His knowledge,character and integrity allowed us to close both deals with ease.                                                                                                                                                                                              

Oreste E. Plasencia / United Nations

When I started looking for an investment property in South Florida, I was more than a little inexperienced. A phone call to Luis Alvarez solved that problem. Luis was courteous and extremely knowledgeable. He took me to one property after another, offering all the information I needed to make a decision. When I decided to make an offer on a property he expertly guided me through the process. The real estate market was going through a difficult period, and I benefited immensely from Luis’ experience and competence.  I wholeheartedly recommend him.

Maria Celeste Arraras / Al Rojo Vivo / Telemundo

I am pleased to share what a wonderful experience it has been working with Ana & Luis Alvarez.  Hands down AMAZING REAL ESTATE SERVICE!  "Nothing like working with an honest, professional and hard working team! What I appreciate the most is their personalized service and ability to adjust to the client needs"

Frank & Gina Milton / Milton & Associates

I have had the pleasure of working with Luis over the past 12 years and I can honestly say that not only is he a true professional but he has always gone above and beyond the call of duty.  His dedication and hard work always produced favorably. We hired Luis to sell our Cocoplum home in 2013 and he provided us with top money for our home and peace of mind throughout the process. I have often recommended Luis to my friends and colleagues and know that he would always put forth 100%! 

Kathy and Steve Jugo / Attorney at Law

Three words come to mind when I think of Luis Alvarez. Thorough, aggressive and responsive. I first met Luis many years ago when he was working with BMW. He was the most ethical and responsive person I had ever dealt with. I later discovered that he had gone into real estate and when I was interested in buying an investment property I, without hesitation, contacted Luis to represent us. Luis showed us numerous properties and did not hesitate to steer us away from properties that he believed did not meet our needs. The property that we finally purchased has been a great income investment and has appreciated over 50% in three years.Luis was responsible for our decision to purchase the property.I cannot say enough about the professional way that Luis conducts business and would highly recommend him to anyone in the market looking to buy or sell a property.

Ivan Luejez / CEO SPINEX Medical Inc.

It is my honor and privilege to recommend Luis and Ana as our realtors. I am not a financial advisor nor do I engage on mutual business with Luis, Ana, or associates. Luis became our Realtor several years ago. We were in search for our dream home and had gone through five other realtors and nearly 10 months of fruitless search.  We met Luis at a home we visited and he happen to be the listing agent for that property from that day on he became our realtor, but also a dear friend. Luis seemed to have endless patience, especially since we always seemed to find something wrong with all the houses we visited. I guess that's normal when you are looking for that dream home for your family! After many months of searching and looking at 3-5 homes per week, we found our dream home, we knew it from the moment we walked in. We made an offer that same day and reached an agreement immediately with the seller thanks to Luis’s efforts and expertise in negotiations. We later hired Luis again to sell our other home which he did within10 days and he got us top money with a cash buyer.  I can't say enough about Luis and Ana. They are amazing!!

Terry Bradwell / Chief Information Officer – AARPNonprofit  

"Choosing Luis as a realtor was a great choice. We have had very good experiences selling two properties and finding our new dream home. Luis is a true professional with extensive knowledge of the Miami market, great negotiating skills and excellent follow through and attention to detail. If you want someone to advocate for you and your best interests as a buyer or seller, look no further than Luis."

Larry and Hortensia Gomez / Televisa Publishing International LLC

It is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on our experience with Luis Alvarez in the listing and sale of our home in 2009 and the purchase of another home in 2010. While we have bought and sold a number of houses, we have never before encountered such a level of excellence. The experience at each phase of the sales and purchase effort was superior, such as innovative efforts in developing prospects, useful insights on pre-listing renovations/staging, effective showings and proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations/due diligence. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility, integrity, grace and professionalism. Thus, we highly recommend Luis Alvarez for all your real estate needs.

Joe Canaves / BMW General Manager

I met Luis some years ago but never thought I would need his services one day. About two years ago, I was left with a small home in Hialeah and didn't know whether to rent or sell it. I consulted Luis and he met me the same day. He did extensive research and showed me why selling would be in my best interest. As a result, we listed the home at a high price for the existing market. In one week I had an offer at full price. As expected, there were complications with the city of Hialeah and the bank that was approving the loan. Luis made several trips to the home and met with the city and new owners. The issues were quickly resolved and I was able to close. I would highly recommend Luis. He is very professional, a great negotiator and looks out for your best interest.

Mayda Valdes-Torres - Realtor

How can I begin to describe Luis, I really would run out of positive adjectives doing so.  Well, when I decided to put my house for sale Luis was highly recommended by a friend. I must say that he exceeded my expectations to that recommendation. From the very beginning, he was a pleasure to work with. He was reliable, organized, thorough, and always presented himself in a professional manner. I was impressed with his knowledge of the real estate market and its competitive landscape. In addition to this, and most importantly, he showed remarkable integrity and honesty, with that being said it was easy to trust his guidance. Furthermore, Luis did not only sell my house but helped me find another place to call home at a great price! Overall, I absolutely recommend Luis Alvarez as a great real estate professional to anyone who is considering a real estate transaction in South Florida.

Derek & Cristina Rodriguez

Luis was extremely professional throughout the home finding process.  He visited EVERY SINGLE home with us and gave us great insight on each property. If you work with him, you will be VERY pleased and appreciative of his hard work.

Oliver Mayoral / GM at South Motor Infinity

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping me find our home. I truly appreciate all the hard work your patience, professionalism, and most of all making the experience seem easy from beginning to end.  I will gladly refer others to you because I can say with certainty their experience will be a great one!  Again, thank you for all your help.

Angel Menendez / Palmetto Senior High School - Teacher

Luis is amazing! After our mother passed away, my brother and I called him (on a Friday) to handle the sale of her condo. By the next day, (Saturday), Luis had already scheduled two showings Monday morning. He called again Sunday afternoon to cancel the showings. It seems he had a signed contract in hand - a cash offer 30% above our original asking price. Luis is truly AMAZING!!

Mario Obregon / State Farm Agent

“Working with Luis Alvarez all these years has been a truly great experience. He has handled both commercial and residential property sales and purchases for our business group and my family. His professionalism and knowledge of the area are outstanding and he continues to be my personal real estate agent.  If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to call me.”

Andy Abascal  / Regional Sales Manager Latin America-Caribbean-México / Akebono Brake Corp

The best decision I made in selling my home is giving the listing to Ana and Luis Alvarez. Even though my home was turnkey and was in mint condition, they made it more appealing. The photos they took on the outside and inside were came out like they were taken by a professional photographer. My home looked like it belong in an exclusive parts of S. Fla. They held two "Open Houses" in a gated community that was attended by dozens of people in both events. The end result my home was sold in less than two months. Furthermore it was sold for the highest price in the zip code since 2009, thanks to the hard work Luis and Ana performed. My neighbors at that time were wondering if we were having a party, that's how many people came by the open house. My most sincere thanks to Luis and Ana for their hard work and dedication to excellence!

Manuel M. Garcia, CPA / GLSC& COMPANY

The professional and personal service received from Luis Alvarez by helping us buying a property for our daughters and latter in selling our home, was unique and outstanding. I always recommend him to our friends.

Vivian & Dr.Wilfredo Alvarez / Obyn Baptist Hospital

"We are very pleased to share what a wonderful experience it has been working with Luis& Ana.  It would be a challenge to be concise in describing everything that he has done for our family.  Luis has the unique ability of making you feel as if you are his only client.  He is a true professional who cares very much for his clients and delivers on everything he commits to.  Luis assisted us in selling our home for top dollar and purchasing our forever home at an incredible price.  He made possible the impossible.  In addition Luis helped us find and purchase our own office condo.  In doing so he has improved beyond measure our professional economic standing and situation.  They helped us to secure our personal and professional future. We highly recommend Luis and look forward to working with him again in the future. He is a fantastic real estate agent and an even a better friend."

Tony Cossio / Owner of Materva, Cawy, Ironbeer & Jupina Enterprises 

When we listed our house with Luis, were quickly impressed with his market knowledge, and recommendations on preparing the property for sale. Luis did an extensive market analysis and helped us set a reasonable price that would be attractive to buyers, while at the same time, maximize our return. The "buzz" was instant, with his barrage of online and print ads, and we had immediate showings. Finding the right buyer, and working the deal were Luis's forte. Without a doubt, we could not have sold the house faster, or for a better value without his expertise and tenacity.

Fernie and Giselle Montejo – Partner at Jag Insurance Group 

First and foremost Giselle and I would like to thank you for your professionalism, knowledge and more importantly patience.  As a first time home buyer purchasing a home can get overwhelming but your confidence was contagious which secured our doubts.  Today we live in our beautiful dream home in Palmetto Bay and couldn't be more thankful to you.

Julio and Daisy Llanes

Mr.& Mrs. Alvarez sold our home February 2014. I was able to sell the home fast and within 10k of my asking price. Mr Alvarez was very professional, prompt with all appointments to show the home, advertised our home in the Miami Herald numerous times and was helpful in every way possible from the moment we listed the home right through inspection, walk through and closing.  We highly recommend them both to sell your home or if you are looking to buy a property as we will be doing that very shortly with them. Sincerely, Julio and Daisy Llanes

Eddy Pineiro / Marketing Director at Bacardi

We had a lot of apprehension when we decided to sell our home of 20+ years.  We entrusted the sale of our home to Luis, during the last down turn of the market.  Additionally, we had an urgency to move the property quickly, since we had purchase another current residence.  Luis work diligently and brought us multiple offers within a very short period of time.  The deal was consummated, in a very seamless manner, with a very solid buyer. Luis professional approach and knowledge of the real estate market puts him in a class by himself.

Kamran Nasseri & Dr.Niloofar Nasseri-Nik / Pathologist-South Miami Hospital

Luis is a true gentleman. He is honest, dependable and extremely punctual. He won't give up until he makes sure you find what you are looking for. His nice demeanor and personality are truly refreshing. What are you waiting for? Call him! You won't regret it.

Dr. Andres Bustillo -Plastic Surgeon

Ana is fantastic... I am going to use her expertise on my next buy.

Dignora Martinez

Best Real estate agent in Miami always willing to go the extra mile for her clients.

Kay & Paul Bismarck – both Retired Realtors

To all customers, Kay and I are both realtors, and when the time came to sell our home the choice was simple Luis Alvarez . To our complete satisfaction, Luis Alvarez handled the listing, sale and closing of our residence in a very professional manner with expertise. The experience was relaxing and he put all our concerns and worries out of our minds. If you are seeking quick and positive results, then we highly recommend Luis Alvarez as your real estate representative. You will not be disappointed.

Martha Victor / Univision

I worked in Univision for 17yrs and every time we had a celebrity relocating to Miami I would always contact Ana Maza & Luis Alvarez as the realtors of choice. A very professional team, very reliable and of thehighest integrity. The Alvarez team discretion and knowledge of the Real Estate Market puts them years ahead of their competition!

Anthony Gomez / Horse Country

Great job Luis and Ana.  You sold my home in less than 30 days and for so much more that I expected!  You guys are AMAZING! Best realtors I have ever met, what a TEAM!!!!!

Carlos Casanueva / CEO at Southern Estate Holdings 

Real Estate Never Sleeps...and Ana works tirelessly to find her clients the best deals the market has to offer!!    Highly recommended.

Miguel Lopez

Great Real Estate Team! They know their market and what their clients want.

Ani Mendana CPA– Luis & Ana

I just want to say "THANK YOU" once again for all your help and hard work in selling my house! It went great and much faster than I ever expected. I know that was due to your great professionalism and hard work.  I truly appreciate all the interest you took in doing what was best for me and guiding me through the whole process.Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!    You are definitely on my referral list!

Jimmy Martinez / Former On Air Personality at NBC Radio Network – Owner at All Hits Radio

 "Ana sells Real Estate like cinnamon rolls out of the oven!!”

Robert Marino

Hands down the “BEST” Real Estate Service …where reliability and intergrity meets professionalism! 

The Barcelo's Family

Here are a few reasons why I'm appreciative this Holiday Season...Luis is a very professional seasoned realtor who works diligently for his clients, extending far and beyond our expectations with exceptional service and results, Luis sold our home in one week! He is very committed, dependable, friendly, creative and patient, we highly recommend him when selling your home. Luis is an excellent choice! A true gem in Real Estate Sales!!    

Victoria Funes

I want you to know how much we love our house! Thanks for helping us make it happen. Still fixing and arranging, LOVING EVERY MINUTE,THANKYOU!

Stacey, Jim & Kevin / Shemon Properties Management

As you may recall, you helped use sell a townhouse in a gated community at Casa Del Sol. We had recently purchased this property as an investment with the intentions of being landlords We listed the property with a realtor and after eight months the realtor found a client to rent our property .Then we listed this property for sale and we were extremely fortunate to have found you. As our agent and becoming our friend you turned out to be the best, most qualified realtor we could have hoped for, you guided us through the sale process telling us how to make our property saleable with numerous tips and suggestions that in our words sold our slow moving property. Your experience and enthusiasm were instrumental in the sale of thisproperty!

Miami Real Estate

Luis Alvarez , Luxury Real Estate Specialist
Jeanne Baker International Realty Inc
11921 S. Dixie Hwy Suite # 209
Pinecrest, FL 33156

P. 786-942-7712 Direct
F. 305-752-7516

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